As the U.S. Supreme Court winds up a historic term with landmark rulings on same-sex marriage, health care, housing regulations and power plant emissions that will forever shape the legacy of the Roberts Court, the nine justices emerge starkly divided, racking up fewer unanimous rulings and a record number of dissents.
Insurance brokerage Willis Group Holdings PLC said Tuesday that it has inked an all-stock deal worth about $18 billion to pick up professional services firm Towers Watson.
Appellate boutique firms had a banner year before the Supreme Court this term, winning nine of the 11 cases they argued and casting a big shadow over their BigLaw competition.
The U.S. Supreme Court justices continued to issue a high number of dissents and concurrences this term, and experts say the justices — particularly those regarded as conservative — are increasingly raising their pens to reassure the public that their views are grounded in the law and not politics.
A Delaware Chancery judge tossed derivative claims against General Motors Co. directors stemming from the high-profile ignition switch defect on certain cars said to have caused dozens of deaths, saying in an opinion made public Monday that suing shareholders did not adequately show the directors acted in bad faith while overseeing the iconic automaker's operations.
In the divisive U.S. Supreme Court term that just ended, three justices stood out for rendering close opinions that drew the most dissents, showing their ability to build coalitions around controversial legal ideas and keep them intact despite fundamental opposition.
A former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partner, testifying Monday in the accounting fraud trial of three former colleagues, recounted how Greenberg Traurig LLP ceased merger talks in April 2012 after Law360 reported news of a looming criminal investigation.